Governors in short supply at schools
THE need for members of the public to become school governors has never been stronger as schools face an increasingly challenging climate.
That is the message from Governors for Schools as the organisation launches a campaign to encourage diversity on governing boards across Devon and Cornwall.
Governors for Schools is an educational charity that connects people interested in becoming a school governor with schools, academies, and colleges. Governors come from a variety of backgrounds, have varied interests and different skillsets, but are united in a desire to improve outcomes for children and their community through the donation of their time and skills.
Governors for Schools in the last year placed 135 members of the public into schools across Devon and Cornwall. The figure contrasts with the 1,758 registered vacancies across the region.
See www.governorsfor schools.org.uk or call 020 7354 9805.